The test squad for India Vs England’s 3rd test match is not revealed yet. According to reports, the BCCI selection committee will meet on 8 Feb to finalize the test squad for the remaining 3 test matches. From Virat Kohli to Ravindra Jadeja many players’ names in the squad are still in discussion. Let’s see what we can expect.
Ind vs Eng 3rd Test Squad
England Tour of India 2023-24, a 5-match series is going on in India. The first two matches have been played now the squad for the 3rd match is in speculation.
BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is yet to announce the final test squad for the 3rd match of the series.
With Virat Kohli being absent from the series till now, Jadega’s injury is making the cricket fans anxious about the squad.
First, the squad was supposed to be announced yesterday, but Ravindra Jadeja’s hamstring issue that he suffered during the first match of the series has led BCCI to wait for his fit report from the team management.
KL Rahul’s selection is also in light relating to the quadricep strain that made him leave the Vizag test. Today, the BCCI has set the final meeting to discuss the test squad for the 3rd match of the series.
What was the test Squad for the first two matches?
Initially, the BCCI picked 16 players for the squad for the Ind Vs Eng test series happening in India. Virat Kohli was on the list but three days before the series he pulled out his name saying it was for personal reasons.
BCCI brings Rajat Patidar in the place of Virat Kohli. So, the final squad that played the first two matches was:
In the second match, KS Bharat replaced Ravindra Jadeja due to his injury.
Prediction of the test squad for the Ind Vs Eng 3rd test match
Let’s talk about the major players whose spot on the squad is not that clear or in more speculation:
KL Rahul: Kl Rahul’s chances to return to the squad are high as he is expected to be relieved from the quadricep strain he suffered during the match, thanks to the rest the players got between the series before the 3rd match scheduled on 15 Feb 2024.
Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja’s return depends on the fitness report of the team management, so let’s see what happens. He has been recovering well, so let’s hope for the best.
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer is most likely to be absent from the squad as he is experiencing back pain issues. According to reports, Iyer has gone through back surgery in 2023, and now his back problem is surfacing again.
The player has reported that he is having severe back pain after he plays 30 balls. Hence, we can see Washington Sundar or Sarfaraz Khan in the playing 11.
Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah may be out in one of the matches relating to his workload management. He can be absent from the Ranchi match if he plays the Rajkot match. It will be a tough call for the selection committee but let’s see if not Bumrah then which player we can see on the playing 11.
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli’s presence in the test squad is still in doubt as there is no announcement from either his end or BCCI’s end about his rejoining the team for the upcoming matches. Apart from these players, we can see the same players in the test squad.
Date and Venue of the upcoming matches of the Ind Vs Eng test series
The first two matches of the series were held in Hyderabad (25th – 29th January) and Vizag (2nd – 6th February).
Now let’s get you the schedule of the upcoming matches of the 5-match series:
|15th – 19th February
|23rd – 27th February
|7th – 11th March
So far, both teams Indian and England have won one match each, so the squad for the upcoming matches will be crucial for winning the series for India.
Hopefully, we will get our Ind Vs England test squad for the upcoming matches by the evening or tomorrow 9 February.
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